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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Remember a fallen loved one this Memorial Day at Waller Mill Park

Remembrance signs of loved ones will be displayed at Waller Mill Park on May 19 for a ‘Memorial Mile.’ (Courtesy photo/U.S. Air Force)
Remembrance signs of loved ones will be displayed at Waller Mill Park on May 19 for a ‘Memorial Mile.’ (Courtesy photo/U.S. Air Force)

WILLIAMSBURG — Memorial Day is just around the corner and one department is preparing to commemorate the occasion.

The City of Williamsburg Parks and Recreation department (WPR) is asking residents to share stories of their loved ones who have died in the line of duty as part of the department’s annual tradition: Memorial Mile.

The submitted stories will be placed on display for public viewing at Waller Mill Park, 901 Airport Road, during Memorial Day weekend.

“It is so important for us to continue to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice,” according to the city’s website. “We hope this tribute can provide support and healing to those who grieve the loss of a loved one who was taken too soon.”

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According to the WPR, the department wants to honor the sacrifices of those who served in the military, fire, emergency medical services and law enforcement.

“Gone but not forgotten: our fallen heroes remembered. We need you to tell their story because they cannot,” according to the WPR’s website.

The Memorial Mile remembrance signs will be on display on Saturday, May 29-31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those who would like to submit stories about their fallen loved one can email a biography and a photograph to

You can also mail the information to the Quarterpath Recreation Center, 202 Quarterpath Road, however the photos will not be returned.

For more information about the event, visit the WPR’s website.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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